Thursday, 20 August 2015 13:18

Epson recycles 3 million ink cartridges


Epson Australia has just recycled its three millionth ink cartridge via the popular Cartridges for Planet Ark (C4PA) program.

Epson has been a member of the C4PA program since its inception in April 2003 and 12 years on now recycle approximately 23,000 cartridges per month through C4PA.

“We’d like to congratulate Epson on this fantastic achievement,” said Ryan Collins, Recycling Programs Manager at Planet Ark. “Their commitment to product stewardship helps provide consumers a free and easy way to recycle their cartridges and keeps the materials in use rather than in landfill.”

At the end of the recycling process, the used ink cartridges are transformed into an array of products including plastic rulers, pens (even the ink in the pen is from the old cartridges), park benches and E-Wood.

Collection boxes for the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program can be found in Officeworks and JB Hi-Fi stores and participating Australia Post, Harvey Norman, Dick Smith, The Good Guys and Office National outlets as well as workplace collections.

‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark’ Program

‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' is an innovative recycling program that provides Australians with a free, easy and environmentally-accredited way to recycle their used printer cartridges. As cartridges comprise a complex mix of plastics, metal, inks and toners, they represent a significant investment in resources. When they are disposed of into landfill, these resources are lost. That is why Planet Ark joined with Close the Loop and the participating manufacturers to set up the innovative 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program. This program collects and returns cartridges for remanufacturing and recycling - therefore keeping them out of landfill. C4PA’s Melbourne-based recycling partner, Close the Loop, is independently audited on an annual basis for its zero waste to landfill guarantee. (Excerpt of the Cartridges 4 Planet Ark website, 2015).

Epson Environmental Vision 2050

Epson is working to preserve the natural environment by providing products that tread lightly on the Earth. To achieve this, Epson has set four key conditions in order to work towards achieving "Environmental Vision 2050":

1. Reduction of CO2 emissions by 90% across the entire product life cycle.
2. Inclusion of all products in the resource reuse and recycling loop.
3. Reduction of direct CO2 emissions by 90%, and elimination of global warming gas emissions other than CO2.
4. Restoration and preservation of biodiversity as a member of the ecosystem, together with local communities.



As part of our Lead Machine Methodology we will help you get more leads, more customers and more business. Let us help you develop your digital marketing campaign

Digital Marketing is ideal in these tough times and it can replace face to face marketing with person to person marketing via the phone conference calls and webinars

Significant opportunity pipelines can be developed and continually topped up with the help of Digital Marketing so that deals can be made and deals can be closed

- Newsletter adverts in dynamic GIF slideshow formats

- News site adverts from small to large sizes also as dynamic GIF slideshow formats

- Guest Editorial - get your message out there and put your CEO in the spotlight

- Promotional News and Content - displayed on the homepage and all pages

- Leverage our proven event promotion methodology - The Lead Machine gets you leads

Contact Andrew our digital campaign designer on 0412 390 000 or via email



Security requirements such as confidentiality, integrity and authentication have become mandatory in most industries.

Data encryption methods previously used only by military and intelligence services have become common practice in all data transfer networks across all platforms, in all industries where information is sensitive and vital (financial and government institutions, critical infrastructure, data centres, and service providers).

Get the full details on Layer-1 encryption solutions straight from PacketLight’s optical networks experts.

This white paper titled, “When 1% of the Light Equals 100% of the Information” is a must read for anyone within the fiber optics, cybersecurity or related industry sectors.

To access click Download here.


Ray Shaw

joomla stats

Ray Shaw  has a passion for IT ever since building his first computer in 1980. He is a qualified journalist, hosted a consumer IT based radio program on ABC radio for 10 years, has developed world leading software for the events industry and is smart enough to no longer own a retail computer store!



Recent Comments